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    CUTE PICS FEDRA!!!

    Like Fedra said...i'm a bit of a stray 'collector' too.

    My main passion is dogs, so i'll start with dogs.
    I rescued a 7week old stafford pup when i was 12/13. He was going to be killed ( not put to sleep), because he had a small fault. He was my buddy for 11 years.
    Not long after i adopted a beautiful 4month old pup from the Animal welfare League-a stray. She was a mastiffxridgeback and ended up being one of those once in a lifetime dogs. We were sooooo close! She died from cancer at 4.
    I got Misi the stafford from a reg. breeder when she was 6 months old. Originally she was going to be bred. Breeder had 2nd thoughts about letting her go and wanted me to take her brother instead. I feel like i saved her from being a baby machine.
    My current pup Lola came from a country shelter 4 months ago. She and her brothers were dumped there over the fence one night.
    As for other animals,
    I've found and re-homed kittens, gave lots of birds a home. Latest was a cockatiel that landed on hubbys head in our backyard.
    Treated injured Birds.
    Treated & released lizards
    I also love bunnies. I think the neighbourhood knows too as last year I was finding heaps in my front yard-including a 5 week old baby and pregnant female. I rescued them all. I kept the baby for 6 months. Had him on a special diet, Litter trained him, and my dog became friends with him. I was going to keep him but my own bun died just a few weeks before and i wasn't ready. All have been re homed and are with really nice people.

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    They are all such lovely stories...

    I can not begin to imagine not helping an anmial in need.

    One of the saddest rescues for me was a two day old calf at the sale yards. She was terrified and disturbingly weak. The doggers were bidding on her and i saw red! Her umbilical cord was still attached.

    I asked my Husband to bid on her. The doggers kept bidding, so i stood on the railings and yelled, 'i dont care how far you have to go honey we are not leaving without this calf'. Not the best thing to do, but i didnt care!

    My Husband had to carry her to the car as she was to weak to walk and i nursed her all the way home.

    We thought we would loose her. I put a large dog coat on her and sat with her until 2 am the following morning. I was 8 months pregnant at the time.

    Well we got through! we named her Olive, she is HUGE now and a big sook! She has a friend Patrick who we rescued from the nackery also at two days old and they live the life of riley together!!

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy View Post
    The doggers were bidding on her and i saw red!
    What is a Dogger?

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    Dogger....ppl who buy horses/cows to send to the "glue/dog food factory". Basically, they kill the animals they buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozeymum View Post
    Dogger....ppl who buy horses/cows to send to the "glue/dog food factory". Basically, they kill the animals they buy
    Horses arnt really made into glue are they!?

    Thats like saying Dim Sims are made out of cats!
    Hahahaha, I think?

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    Oh sorry Sharoo

    Yes as Ozeymum has said doggers troll sale yards etc and buy cheep animals for slaughter.

    There was no way they were getting their hands on Olive!

    The sale yards here are the most hidious place. People are so very cruel and disrespectful at times. I was in tears the whole time i was there.

    I understand fully that these animals are being bought to eat by some families (and for slaughter) so their days are well and truly numbered, but that does not mean they should be treated inhumanly. I have seen animlas dragged by their back legs, faces in the dirt while screaming and then thrown into the boot of a car. There is no excuse for that and it is absolutely illegal.

    All the sale yard cares about is the cash, they turn a blind eye to everything after they get their hands on the money.

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    all of these are such cute stories!
    its not really s stray dog story but its how we got marshall.
    Okay well my anuty bought a puppy from the petshop, she thought it was a little angel.
    so her and my mum pressured my nan to get a puppy...so off me and my mum went to the pet shop with nan to get my auntys puppys brother.
    so we get him and nan takes him home and gets him settled etc.
    I stayed a few nights the next night so help look after him as he was my new pride and joy (at this stage his name was sammy and my auntys dog was rupert)
    when mother arrived 2 days later to pick me up, my nan burst out crying saying she couldnt look after him etc.

    As dad had a strict no dog policie nan wouldnt let us have him thinking dad would get grumpy. So we called him, and he agreed we could have him.
    so here we are with our little bundle of joy now named marshall after the guitar amps (we said he could name him as he let us keep him)

    as for my aunty, the puppy got settled in and started following my 1 yr old cousin biting her toes, so we gave rupert to our family friends and their extremly happy !
    after the dog, my aunty decided she would get a kitten off a pro breeder and it was being naughty (as a kitten is) and so the kitten went back.

    she isnt considering any more pets thank god
    "Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole."

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    I was walking Kimba and a lady asked me if I had seen a golden retriever. I told her I hadn't seen any dogs the whole time but i'd keen an eye out for him. Anyway I was driving home (I take kimba walking throught the bush/dog beach a few kms away) and saw the dog running down the street with a kelpie.
    I pulled over to grab them (it was a main road) and they were very friendly.
    I was too far to walk to the phone so had to chuck them in the car. They had both been swimming and were wet and stinky.
    I called the owner of the retriever and she picked him up. The second he saw her he knew he was in trouble..lol

    She hadn't seen the kelpie before so I thought Id just run it into the vet to scan it rather than muck about door knocking.
    I stopped at the servo and by chance asked the guy working if he knew the dog and he did it was his neighbours and as he finnished in 10 mins would take her for me.

    That was all a few weeks ago. Last night I went out to the club with my friends and the lady was looking at me yet couldn't think where she saw me before. I told her I rescued Buster and she was thankin me and she said she'd felt terrible about not getting my number to thank me earler. She then brought my friends and I a round of drinks. I told her she didn't have to do do that but put her foot down and said he is her baby and she would've done the same for anyone else who found him.

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